Ruger 9E

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Ruger 9E right side

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Summary: The description, specs, pricing, photos and user ratings for the Ruger 9E pistol.

Manufacturer’s Description

Ruger‘s 9E is a full-size semiauto pistol built on a black, glass-filled, nylon grip frame, and chambered in .9mm. It’s a low-cost version of Ruger’s SR9 pistol, costing roughly $100 less. Like the SR9, the 9E’s features include:

  • An accessory rail;
  • three-dot sights;
  • a reversible backstrap (flat or arched) you can change without special tools;

    The 9E from the right.

    The 9E from the right.

  • an ambidextrous thumb safety; and
  • an ambidextrous, D-shaped magazine release.

To cut the 9E’s cost, Ruger:

  • Reduced the machining performed on the slide with fewer, wider grip serrations, smaller sight dovetails and a non-rounded slide top;
  • offering only a black oxide finish on the slide instead of a semi-gloss black nitride finish; and
  • eliminating the loaded chamber indicator in favor of a small visual-inspection port.

In addition, the 9E comes with only one magazine, no loading tool and a cardboard box (instead of a plastic case).

More reading: Check out Dave Spaulding’s full review and rating of the SR9 here.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Width Weight
9mm 10+1, 17+1 4.14″ 7.5″ 5.53″ 1.27″ 27.2 oz.


MSRP: $429

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The 9E from the left.

The 9E from the left.

The 9E's backstrap is reversible, offering a flat vs. arched option.

The 9E’s backstrap is reversible, offering a flat vs. arched option.

3 thoughts on “Ruger 9E

  1. John

    I always liked my SR-9 and SR-40, but not the big loaded chamber indicator. The 9e is the same gun without it, and I love it.

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  2. Tony Lucido

    One of the best rugers I have I love the price to it shoots just as good as it looks

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  3. Christopher Fleming

    5,000 rounds through mine. and i couldnt be happier. last years christmas present from my son, and he did me right on this thing. putbthe ghost trigger in and even better. not the most accurate gun i own
    (put a magazine full into 3-4 inches) but i can work with it. ill bet my life on it, so its my house/ccw gun.

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